Monday update

Most Downtown bars and restaurants throw their Halloween party the Saturday before, but Mollie Fontaine’s does not – they throw it on the actual day. Which is today. Mollie’s Halloween party happens tonight at 679 Adams from 8 PM to 3 AM. $10 cover, 21 and up with ID. DJs A.D. and Jordan Rogers will provide the music.

Also tonight is Rock the Brass Door presented by AIRSIDE. Four artists will bring the live music beginning at 7 PM. $10 cover, or $5 if you’re wearing a costume.

The South Main Association usually has its meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, but this month that’s Election Day. So they have moved the date to Tuesday, November 15 at the Century House at 151 Vance, a beautifully restored event space and home on Film Row. The meeting starts at 6 PM and candidates for the 2017 SMA board will be elected.

“Do Good with Food,” or as many South Mainers refer to it, “The annual Marcy party,” will happen noon to 3 PM Sunday November 13 at Bleu Restaurant in the Westin. Marcy Siebert’s annual event will feature a buffet brunch, music by Pam & Terry, and free valet parking. $30 with the net proceeds being donated to the Mid-South Food Bank. Donations of nonperishable proteins are welcome. This event is sponsored by DNA with the support of SMA.

The opening reception for Memphis Minimalism will take place Saturday, November 12 on the second floor of 600 Monroe. Artists Stephanie Wexler, Jon W Sparks, Joey Miller, Houston Cofield & Tim Barker will have their work on display, photography capturing the iconic and lonesome while grounding itself in Memphis’ urban and rural landscapes. When you visit the exhibitition, be sure to pick up a token for one free pint of beer at High Cotton next door. Free street parking is available on Monroe.

The premiere of Obscura will happen at Mollie Fontaine Lounge on Saturday, November 26 from 9 PM to 3 AM. This will bring a new kind of life to the building’s manor halls: a Gothic kind of life. The evening will delight the senses with a variety of sights, sounds and tastes. There is a $5 cover and the event is 21 and up.

It’s not a Downtown event, but I wanted to mention that Broad Avenue Art Walk happens this Friday evening. My BBQ teammate and very talented artist Sarah Dalesandro will have a booth there selling her oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. Sarah was the lead artist behind the Moody Ques’ 2014 booth design honoring Panama that won Best Booth at BBQ Fest.

Happy Halloween! My plans for tonight are yet to be determined. I also have yet to decide whether I will put the jailbird outfit back on. It’s kind of a pain, but on the other hand the costume was very well received when I wore it Saturday. There’s pizza in the break room so I gotta go. Back tomorrow.